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GIS Technician


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REPORTS TO: Community Development Director

DEPARTMENT: Community Dev.




DATE APPROVED: September 29, 2021


The City of Hampton is accepting applications for an entry-level GIS Technician within the Community Development department. The GIS Technician position requires a professional with a background in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, or Environmental Studies. This position level receives considerable immediate supervision from the Director of Community Development.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties that are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Prepares, collects, organizes, and inputs data to maintain and enhance the City’s GIS including field research and GPS data collection and processing; reviews or assists in the review of moderately difficult development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations
  • Assists with interpreting as-built drawings, construction plans, engineering plans, recorded maps, deeds, legal descriptions, imagery, and related source documents and incorporates them into GIS using various methods including coordinate geometry (COGO), digitizing, and GPS. Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates
  • Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of re-zonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances, and other proposals
  • Produce GIS maps and spatial analysis, include compiling, analyzing, and managing socioeconomic and geospatial data
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of multiple GIS layers including parcels, streets, right-of-way, zoning, other development layers, and water and sewer system layers
  • Coordinates community review of public and private development projects
  • Follows quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) processes and performs routine data management tasks, such as data validation and correction, queries, and editing in GIS to ensure GIS data accuracy, integrity, and completeness. Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues
  • Assists with GIS and data analysis, prepare and execute queries, produce maps, spreadsheets, graphs, and other analytical products


  • Monitors all open GIS-related incidents to ensure Service Level Agreements are met; may include providing on-call support


  • Troubleshoots and supports the City’s GIS and related hardware and software, including peripheral equipment, printers/plotters, GPS, and other mobile devices in conjunction with other Technology Division staff


  • Maintain confidentiality of work-related issues and City information




  • Current principles, practices, terminology, and trends in Geographic Information Systems usage and modern land-based mapping application theory
  • Knowledge of a relevant specialization such as transportation, stormwater, or land use is desired
  • Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations
  • Principles and practices of developing analytical maps, spreadsheets, graphs, charts, and written reportorial communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public
  • Standard business applications including software required to accomplish the essential functions listed; Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, and mobile operating systems
  • Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) such as Microsoft SQL Server, database, and geodatabase principles and design, Transact-SQL scripting, and database analysis techniques
  • Land-based management systems including permitting, licensing, and another development processes
  • General municipal infrastructure including streets (right-of-way/traffic control), water system (hydrants/valves/meters), sewer system (manholes/cleanouts/laterals), electric system, and storm drain system (culverts/inlets/catch basins/dry wells)




Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor environment and may be in close proximity to other workers.  The technician will work in the field collecting GPS points and information. They may be exposed to excessive noise levels and hazardous chemicals and may also be required to work within confined spaces. The incumbent shall be exposed to those conditions normally encountered in a business office environment. Physical demands are light, consisting primarily of sitting, standing, and walking. The technician may be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 75 pounds. The technician must be able to see and hear in the normal range with or without correction and communicate verbally and in written form with great facility and must be able to be understood. The technician must have the stamina to work long hours and attend night meetings after regular working hours.


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent; 30 college semester units majoring in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Information Technology or related field AND two years of experience using ESRI ArcGIS desktop (ArcInfo, ArcEditor, and ArcView), ArcFM, ArcGIS extensions, AutoCAD, Microsoft Access, or Microsoft Excel is preferred; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Must possess a minimum of a valid Georgia Class “C” driver’s license upon hire and maintain throughout tenure with the City of Hampton.



The preceding job description does not constitute an employment contract. It has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job. Incumbent will perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.




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